The Balancing Act Health Special
November 9, 2020
In this episode of The Balancing Act, we’re discussing two important health topics: Friedreich’s Ataxia and hernia repairs. Stay tuned!
Hernia is one of the most common medical conditions with over one million hernia repair procedures performed each year in the United States. Despite the volume, complications from surgical mesh still exist, which not only burdens the healthcare system but most importantly the patient’s quality of life.
Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a progressive and debilitating neurological disorder. FA is the most common inherited ataxia and is caused by a mutation on both copies of the FXN gene which makes frataxin protein, which is needed for proper function of the brain, nervous system, and heart.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) is celebrating Rare Disease Day 2021 with The Balancing Act.
Travis Flores is a 29-year-old cystic fibrosis survivor and a recipient of a very rare third double-lung transplant in May 2020.
The Balancing Act has partnered with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and WEGO Health to shine a light on rare diseases and the impact they have on patients.